cross country skiing

 

Cross Country skiing and snowshoeing are fun, easy to learn, inexpensive, and healthy ways to spend some of your free winter time. Since '79 we have taken pride in our wholesome natural foods cafe, unique laid-back atmosphere, curvy exciting trails, and backcountry ski specialty shop. Our day lodge provides close access to some of West Virginia's most treasured high country.

Located in a snowy corner of the Cabin Mountain range of West Virginia's High Alleghenies, we pick up much of our 160" annual snowfall off the Great Lakes whenever strong northwesterly winds drop out of Canada. Originally built as the Weiss Knob Ski Area in 1959, Bob and Anita Barton operated 4 rope tows and had snow making here. We now maintain over 60 km of trails ranging from 3220 - 4436 ft. Over 1,200 vertical feet to cross country up and over. Winter Season Web Cams

Trail Map

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Area Use Fee:
$20 Adults / $5 kids
Rentals:
XC Gear: $20
Backcountry: $30
Telemark: $38
Skating: $25
Snowshoes/Poles: $15
Kids: $5
Pulk (pull behind) Sled: $5/day
Season Pass:
Adult: $140-person, $250 couple
Kids: $40
Ski School:
Mini $6...the basics in fifteen minutes
Group $15...about an hour long
Telemark $25...bend knee $5 please
Skating $25...diagonal, V1, alternate
Telemark

Offerings
Rentals including on and off track, child, telemark, backcountry, skating, ski along pulk sled, NNN BC, 75 mm cable, & snowshoes. PSIA lessons, guided tours, NSP ski patrol, telemarking glades, backcountry, full spectrum retail shop, most all ski repairs and service. We have liberal youth trade kids gear programs, equipment upgrading with trades, and used gear for sale everyday of the winter. The cafe will keep you well nourished. We often roll interesting video and music as well as live concerts.

Groomed Trails
25-30 km of trails are regularly groomed with machine set track. We go off at times and pack more. We operate a Pisten Bulley 160 snowcat, a tracked UTV, and three large 4 stroke snowmobiles. Yellowstone Tracking pull behind groomers do most of our work. Skaters may find us on the narrow side, consider bringing diagonal stride skis as well as backcountry in your quiver. First timers will feel our trails are groomed with them in mind. Ski to a dozen shelters, some with wood stoves, and most with snacks and bird seed.

Telemark Glades
Throughout our 32 year history we have been known to nip the forest for skiing fast. Old abandoned downhill ski areas are perfect for this. Fly down the Yitzhak Ravine, Boutros-Boutros Gully, the Endless Glade, or dodge the trees of the NATO Breakfast Bowl.

Our CAFE has 2 popular cookbooks. We specialize in off premise catering. Call us for your party, wedding, or reunion in the local area. More info about our trails and rates. Email